Roundhouse Bill posted:
Bob (The Snob) Have you tried FlyerChief or are you just guessing that it is inferior??
I think there is almost no difference in sound quality and the engines operate just the same in terms of control.
Own a new NKP GP-7. Took delivery Christmas Eve. Its OK for the money and easily drops into a traditional Gilbert world. One can and usually does run them on a high constant voltage loop/layout, but ....
It is definitely not a Legacy engine. All I have to do is fire up (or just look at) my PRR Y3 to provide a reminder. Try setting up a double header. One can pair any SD70ACe or ES44es with another one. One can run them using DCC, too. The current generation of double PAs are readily configured to operate in tandem tail to tail due to the flexibility inherent to Legacy architecture. To these ears, the sounds and sound variations (e.g., laboring effects, whistle quality, etc.) available with some Legacy engines are superior to any FC+ L-AF engine, but then I am not bucking for a hearing aid (yet ). When you ran your BB the other day, did you not notice how comparably satisfying the sounds are? And, that is a 9 year old piece.
Costs more, but you 'gets' more.